Projects: ROOTS of Conflict

Subcluster Roots of Conflict: Competition and Conciliation

ROOTS of Conflict

Schematic illustration of the escalation and de-escalation process of conflicts (Graphic: Oliver Nakoinz, Jutta Kneisel and Hermann Gorbahn)

General topic outline:
Conflicts potentially exist whenever several actors pursue different interests and ideas. They can be solved in different ways, e.g., through negotiation, competition, rituals, migration or through violence. Competition and conciliation are often linked. In contrast to the topics of war and violence, theories on conflict resolution or strategies for the avoidance of violence are a desideratum in archeology. Archaeological research concerning conflicts using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach therefore opens up new perspectives on escalation mechanisms and sustainable solution strategies. The research projects of Subcluster 6 examine the role of landscape, natural surroundings, subsistence or spatial, social and linguistic boundaries in shaping conflict dynamics as well as the importance of these delimiting criteria in conflict resolution between and within societies. The Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) is involved in Subcluster 6 as a non-university partner of the CAU.

Protohistoric Fortification Landscapes in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region

Protohistoric Fortification Landscapes in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region / Jens Schneeweiß

Exploration Project in the Context of Bronze and Iron Age Conflict Research: Pit Alignments

Exploration Project in the Context of Bronze and Iron Age Conflict Research: Pit Alignments / Jutta Kneisel

Transforming Landscapes of Fortification in the Bronze Age of Central Hungary

Transforming Landscapes of Fortification in the Bronze Age of Central Hungary / Nicole Taylor

Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the Time of the Nebra Sky Disk

Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the Time of the Nebra Sky Disk / Maria Wunderlich

Conflict and Conciliation in the First Millennium BC

Conflict and Conciliation in the First Millennium BC / Anna K. Loy

Conflict and Conciliation: Solid State Material Analysis

Conflict and Conciliation: Solid State Material Analysis / Khurram Saleem

The Age of Changes: Conflict and Conciliation between the Baltic Sea and the Pontic Sea in the Late Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age

The Age of Changes: Conflict and Conciliation between the Baltic Sea and the Pontic Sea in the Late Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age / Yevhenii Sliesariev

Social Inequality and Violence in Southeast Central Europe (9600 – 1500 BCE)

Social Inequality and Violence in Southeast Central Europe (9600 – 1500 BCE) / Henry Skorna

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